National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Missoula Public Library


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301 E Main St
Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Tel: 406/721-2665
Fax: 406/728-5900
http://www.readmissoula.org

The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien

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Tim O'Brien

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Events

Clark Fork Market Display and Book Distribution

Staff will display and distribute copies of the books for the Big Read and the program calendars.

Event Location: Clark Fork River Market, Pattee Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

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Poetry Workshop

Emily Walter will share her expertise in poetry writing. Vietnam themes will be the topics of the writing. This is a six week course once a week for 2 hours.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Board Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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Crossing the River: Hmong Story Cloths

Exhibit of Fleeing Laos, Soldier's Royal Flag, Helicopters and tapestry story clothes in the Shott Family Gallery.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, 335 Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 6:30pm

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50th Anniversary Retrospective of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident

This is a permanent display at the Museum.

Event Location: Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Buildings T310 and T316 Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59803

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

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Trail 103.3 Book Club on Goodreads.com

Join others during the month of October as the Big Read Book, "The Things They Carried" is discussed. Follow the URL to get connected. http://tinyurl.com/trailbookgroup1

Event Location: http://tinyurl.com/trailbookgroup1, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Book Discussion - Frenchtown Branch Library

Event Location: Frenchtown High School, Frenchtown, MT 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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Kickoff Reception for the Big Read

The opening reception will begin with a welcome from the Director, a Proclamation from the Mayor, and comments from United States Senators. Music will be provided and appetizers served. Library staff will hand out books and calendars of events for the Big Read.

Event Location: Old Post (American Legion Post #101), 103 W Spruce St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Family Story Time - The Hmong

Stories and activities about the Hmong Culture for families

Event Location: Children's Area at MPL, 301 E Main Street, Missoula , MT 59802

Date: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 – Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Week of Oct 3rd Tiny Tales (Hmong People)

Tiny Tales for children from 0-3. Stories, music, finger plays and fun for children and their care givers.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Crossing The River: Hmong Story Cloths Gallery Talk

Susan Lindbergh Miller is a scholar of textiles from around the world, and a close friend of Missoula's Hmong community. She lovingly collected Hmong textiles of all sizes and every color of the rainbow with gorgeous embroidery, applique, and other masterfully applied techniques. Join her for a gallery talk.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Veterans' Memorial Service

MPL Staff will distribute books and a group of Veterans will lead a memorial service using the Vietnam Memorial as a backdrop.

Event Location: Rose Park Vietnam Memorial, Brooks Steet , Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Dramatic Reading from "Why Ducks Sleep On One Leg"

The Teen Age Writers group from MPL will do a dramatic reading from a classic Vietnamese fairy tale "Why Ducks Sleep on One Leg." MPL staff will distribute Big Read books and event calendars.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Upstairs Entrance Missoula Public Library, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 3:00pm

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Movie (please call the library)

Library Staff will facilitate a discussion following the movie and distribute books. A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on its ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese, especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio. Written by John Vogel (Some harsh language is used)

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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Difficult Duty: Tim O'Brien's Americal Division in Vietnam, 1967-72.

Jim Hamilton, Retired Colonel, Montana Army National Guard Platoon Leader 5/46 Inf, Republic of Vietnam 1970 presents a review of the Americal Division's operations and history in Vietnam, 1967-1972, including battles of Kham Duc, Lo Giang, Nui Hoac Ridge, and the My Lai incident, with maps, still pictures, and video.

Event Location: Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, 3400 Captain Rawn Way, Building T-316, Missoula, MT 59804

Date: Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Reflections on Vietnam

During the winter of 2013-2014, a group of University of Montana students traveled to Vietnam to study the effects of climate change in the Mekong Delta region. Learn about their experiences with the culture, the people, and the landscape from several of the students on that trip.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

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Book Discussion - Missoula Manor

Event Location: 909 W. Central, Missoula, MT 59801

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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Hmong Doll Make-It Monday

Hmong Doll Making will be the activity for Make-It Mondays for 8-12 year old participants. Library staff will facilitate the project and explain the process used in making the dolls, as well as the history of Hmong doll making. Little and Middle Read books will be distributed.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Children's Department, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Movie (please call the library)

The film, entitled Gardens of Stone, is about the adventures of Sergeant Clell Hazard. Clell is very much interested in training young soldiers of the Infantry School of the United States Army in Georgia. He is, however, sent to the Old Guard in Virginia against his wishes. The Old Guard watches over the tomb of a very important fallen soldier at Arlington Cemetery and also does ceremonial honors to soldiers who die while in active service. Clell does not like his new job and really hates the fact that innocent soldiers fight and get killed in such a war. One day, he finds out that Jackie, who is the son of his friend and former colleague, has been sent to work alongside him and he vows to protect the young man so he can go back home alive to his father. Clell first of all welcomes Jackie to his new post and proceeds to caution him about the dangers that await him in Vietnam. However, Jackie, being a young soldier and very excited, tells Clell he is ready to face whatever situation that comes his way and is ready to fight and defend his country. Stars James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney, Dean Stockwell

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Write Your Original Children’s Book!

Rhea Ashmore will lead participants through the process of writing one's own book. This will be a four-week workshop, taking place on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - noon.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Board Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Trauma and Health presentation

Kathy Mangan will lead a discussion explaining how trauma affects one's health.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Book Discussion - Big Sky Branch Library

Branch staff will facilitate a discussion of the Big Read title, The Things They Carried.

Event Location: , ,

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Yoga for War Vets

Mary Hanson will lead participants through a yoga work out to free the body and soul of fatigue. Open to all.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

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Book Discussion - 2nd Wednesday Book Group

Library staff will facilitate a book discussion on the Big Read Title "The Things They Carried"

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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What is the Valor House?

Amy Weiss will lead participants through the structure and purpose of the Valor House for Veterans. Amy will facilitate a discussion following her presentation.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

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Tell Us Something: The Things We Carry

This presentation is in conjunction with "The Festival of The Book." It is a celebration of storytelling, of the Missoula Community, and of each other. We drink, we laugh, we cry and we do it with stories. Tell Us Something builds community through storytelling, listening, and the celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true, have a time limit of 10 minutes and are told from memory.

Event Location: Top Hat Lounge, 134 W. Front Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Book Restoration

Would you like to restore your old books? Audra Loyal will present information on restoring your favorite books.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Family Silkscreen Night

All ages can try a hand at silk screening the Big Read logo on a shirt, canvas bag or hat. Bring your own items to silk screen.

Event Location: ZACC, 235 N 1st St W, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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Movie (please call the library)

In this 2002 adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel, an older British reporter vies with an idealistic American doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman. Set in 1952 Saigon, this riveting story reveals the political turmoil and the growing American involvement that led to the Vietnam War. Starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser. Library staff will lead a discussion following the movie.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Hog's Exit with Author Gayle Morrison

Learn about Missoula Smokejumpers and the CIA's secret war in Laos. Over 20 years, about 85 smokejumpers quietly left the tall timber and went to work for the CIA in far-away Laos. Jerry Daniels was one of them. Morrison will talk about this legendary Missoulian and the writing of her book, Hog's Exit: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Altered Books - Recycle your old books into a work of art

Rescue a book that's ready to go to the dumpster by TURNING IT INTO ART! Materials, snacks and music will be provided along with lots of encouragement. Samples are available to look at and be inspired by. All ages welcome and all abilities are celebrated. This program is in conjunction with the Festival of the Book.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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6th Annual FOB Poetry Slam

The sixth annual Festival Poetry Slam features emcee Tahj Kjelland, with special guest judges and cash prizes for the top three finalists.

Event Location: Elks Club, 112 N Pattee Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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Military Family Children's Story Times (week of 10-12)

Stories for Children age 0-3 yrs and 4- ? and their care givers. Stories, music, finger plays and fun around Military Families.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Dogs at Work Family Story Times

Stories, music, finger plays and fun for children 0-3 and 4-?and their care givers. This weeks theme is Dogs at Work.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Book Discussion - 2nd Tuesday Book Group

Book discussion of "The Things They Carried" with a library facilitator.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Book Discussion - Swan Valley Branch Library

Library Staff will facilitate a Discussion of the Big Read title "The Things They Carried."

Event Location: Swan Valley Branch Library, Condon, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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Montana Memory Project

The Montana Memory Project staff will demonstrate a few of the amazing primary documents circulating Montana during the Vietnam era. These documents, photos and more are available to all through our state's Montana Memory Project, and the timeline spans not only the Vietnam era, but from before our statehood.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Missoula Public Library, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Family Story Time - Dogs At Work

Families will hear stories about military and service dogs. A craft will follow.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Children's Department at MPL, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Book Discussion - Grizzly Peak Independent Senior Living Community

Stephanie Trudeau will facilitate the discussion of the Big Read title "The Things They Carried."

Event Location: 3600 American Way, Missoula, MT 59808

Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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Movie (please call the library)

An American pilot is shot down and taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. His iron will to survive guides him and fellow prisoners in a death-defying escape, but he then discovers the harsh realities of an unforgiving jungle outside the POW camp. Library Staff will lead a discussion following the movie.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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How To Tell A War Story with Author David Abrams

War Stories have been around since the day Odysseus came home from the Trojan War. But how much of those stories is true and how much is exaggeration? In his short story about the Vietnam War, "How to Tell a True War Story," Tim O'Brien wrote: "In any war story, but especially a true one, it's difficult to separate what happened from what seemed to happen. What seems to happen becomes its own happening and has to be told that way." Using that as a springboard, Iraq War veteran and novelist David Abrams talks about how and why he turned his combat experience into fiction and what that means for our larger perception of this 21st-Century conflict. The talk also touches on how war stories are part of the healing process for wounded warriors. Thanks to these sponsors: Humanities Montana and the NEA Big Read.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, 335 N Pattee Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Book Discussion - Seeley Lake Branch

Library staff will facilitate discussion on the Big Read title "The Things They Carried."

Event Location: Seeley Lake Branch, Seeley Lake, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

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Dance at Top Hat

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater has traveled through Europe and China bringing the serenity of dance to many. Enjoy the performance of two pieces from their repertoire. Live music from the era will also be provided.

Event Location: 134 W Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Young Adult Art and Music Program

Teens join us for an evening of creating art while rocking out to music from the late 60's and early 70's. Drawing and collaging materials, snacks, and plenty of tunes from the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, the Doors, and maybe even Strawberry Alarm Clock will be provided.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Tiny Tales Elephants (wwek of 10-19-14)

Stories, music, finger plays and fun for children 0-3 years of age and their care givers. This weeks theme is Elephants.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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5th Grade Art Tour

Missoula Art Museum will host an artist whose work echoes the themes of the Big Read. Each weekday between October 1 and December 23, all fifth grade students will take a field trip to the museum to visit the Galleries. After seeing the galleries, the students will come to MPL to take a tour. YS Staff will talk about the art found at the museum, using books related to the theme of the Big Read.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Missoula Public Library Children's Dept, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 – Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Movie (please call the library)

Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he's on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit between Staff Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy. Library Staff will lead the discussion following the movie.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Book Discussion - Potomac Branch Library

Library staff will facilitate a discussion on "The Things They Carried."

Event Location: Potomac Branch Library, Highway 200, Potomac, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Book Discussion - Lolo Branch Library

Branch staff will facilitate a discussion of Cracker - our choice of a for the middle read.

Event Location: Lolo Elementary School , Highway 93, Lolol, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Next Stop is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961 - 2008

Audio/visual presentation tracking timeline & themes such as draft, going to war, teenage soldiers, protest, anti-protest, peace movement and war's aftermath through music.

Event Location: Drummond High School, Drummond, MT 59732

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

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Hugo Keesing & Doug Bradley Open Discussion & No-Host Dinner

All interested will meet at Parker's Restaurant (Front Street) for an informal question and answer time with Mr. Keesing and Mr. Bradley. No-Host Dinner.

Event Location: Parker's Restaurant, Front Street, Drummond, MT 59732

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

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Book Discussion - Lolo Branch Library

Library staff will facilitate a discussion on the Big Read title "The Things They Carried."

Event Location: Lolo Elementary School, Highway 93, Lolo, MT 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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More Than Songs: What Music Tells Us About the Vietnam War

Audio/visual event focusing on how historical songs of the Vietnam Era functioned as a lifeline for one's sanity and to the world outside of war.

Event Location: Drummond School Community Library, Edwards Street, Drummond, MT 59732

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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WOW Bus visits the University of Montana

The Web On Wheels Branch of MPL will distribute "Big Read Books" to the University of Montana Faculty and Students while signing up new card holders.

Event Location: University Oval, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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Family Story Time - Elephants

Families will hear stories about elephants and how they are a part of the Vietnam Culture. Crafts will follow.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Children's Department at MPL, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 – Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Music-based Memories of Vietnam Vets Event

Informal discussion with music between Hugo Keesing, Doug Bradley and Dan Gallagher over lunch

Event Location: Old Post, Missoula, MT 59802

Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

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WOW Bus visits Missoula College

The Web On Wheels Branch of MPL will distribute "Big Read Books" to Missoula College Faculty and Students while signing up new card holders.

Event Location: Missoula College, Missoula, MT 59802

Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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Book Discussion - Springs Assisted Living Home

Grace Hutchings will organize a discussion at the Retirement Home. A volunteer facilitator will be provided.

Event Location: 3710 Am Way, Missoula, MT 59808

Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Music-based Memories of Vietnam Vets

Informal discussion with music between Hugo Keesing, Doug Bradley and Dan Gallagher over no-host dinner

Event Location: Old Post (American Legion Post #101), Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Rockin' the Vietnam War: from the Delta to the DMZ

Keesing and Bradley will present the music of the era at Rockin' Rudy's Music Store. This program features the 20 top songs based on WGGOTP (We got to get out of this place) feedback. The hosts will supply AFNV sound clips (PLSs, ads, "Chicken Man" episodes, etc.) to simulate an in-country broadcast.

Event Location: Rockin' Rudy's, 237 Blaine Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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A Walk Through The Hmong Story Cloth Exhibit with Susan Miller

Susan Miller will walk us through the Hmong Story Cloth exhibition. Miller has donated more than 240 Hmong textiles to MAM's permanent collection. Miller is a scholar of textiles from around the world, and a close friend of Missoula's Hmong community.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Movie (please call the library)

A comedy adventure of savvy veteran army captain is teamed with a by-the-book West Point officer to lead the "weightiest" military maneuver ever. Their job: to secretly transport a full-grown elephant across 200 miles of rugged terrain -- fording rivers, scaling mountains, and crossing canyons -- to reach a remote jungle village! You'll discover laughter around every hilarious corner as these hardy Green Berets prove that with a little luck ... and tons of hard work ... no mission is impossible!

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Love of Country: Veteran Insights from Vietnam to Afghanistan

Join Vietnam Veteran, SGT Chuck Lewis, and Afghanistan Veteran, LCPL Thomas (Tomy) Parker, as they discuss what has changed and what has stayed the same over fifty years of American involvement in overseas wars.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library Large Meeting Room, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Tim O'Brien Interview on KUFM

Cherie Newman will interview Tim O'Brien about his book, "The Things They Carried." This will air at a later date.

Event Location: KUFM, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Gary Cook Local Author Reading from his book

Gary is a local Vietnam Veteran whose books are based on the friends he met in the Service and what they did once they returned.

Event Location: Union Club, 208 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

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Keynote: An Evening With Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien, author of "The Things They Carried," will speak about his book and writing about war. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Montana, as part of the President's Lecture Series.

Event Location: Dennison Theatre, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

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Book Discussion - Glengarra Place Apartments

Cade Lucas will facilitate a discussion of the Big Read title, "The Things They Carried."

Event Location: 3900 Galway Ave, Missoula, MT 59808

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

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Capstone Event

The final program for the Big Read will be a celebration with music provided by local musician Bob Wire. Draught Works will donate a percentage of all drink proceeds to the Valor House.

Event Location: Draught Works, Toole Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 8:30pm

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Art of Human Conflict Oct 1-30, 2014

This display covers a variety of human conflicts: Shimomura's portrayal of the WWII Japanese internment camps, Jim Todd's cold war commentaries and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's portrayal of the Native American conflict with the dominant culture. Psychological explorations include John Hull's paintings suggesting a narrative of menace and violence, Mile's expressive paintings of interpersonal dramas, and Kurinsky's struggle as his own mind turned against him.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Book: The Things They Carried

Helen McAuslan: Kent State

The McAuslan paintings are very important works from the Vietnam era. These are part of an exhibition to begin dialog surrounding the Vietnam experience. The paintings are reflective of the cultural fabric and inspired human passion of the time. Speakers to accompany the exhibit are George Gogas, teacher and artist, portraying the Korean War and Haddon Huffor, a photographer in Vietnam and Silversmith.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Book: The Things They Carried

Vietnam Collection Oct 1-30, 2014

Black and white photo collection of the Vietnam era. The exhibit will include music.

Event Location: University of Montana Mansfield Library, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Things They Carried

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